Effective Friday, June 11, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. the Province of Ontario including Aurora will be placed in Step 1 of the roadmap to reopen for a minimum of 21 days. On Monday, June 7, the Province of Ontario announced the update as COVID-19 case counts drop and vaccination numbers increase.

“I am pleased with the provincial announcement that Ontario will be moving to Step 1 as of this Friday. I have been advocating for Ontario to open as we have seen a decline in COVID-19 cases and our vaccination numbers going up. We still need to take a cautious approach and continue to follow the public health guidelines, but I believe this is an indication of the first step towards a more normal life for our residents and businesses. I hope that our residents will continue to support our small businesses as more non-essential retail stores open,” says Aurora Mayor Tom Mrakas.

Under Step 1 the following municipal services will be permitted:

  • Day Camps will be operational. Visit aurora.ca/camps to register.
  • Club Aurora Fitness Centre is looking to provide outdoor fitness programs. Visit aurora.ca/fitnessclasses for updates.
  • Outdoor fitness classes and personal training in parks or public places are by permit only. Email bookings@aurora.ca for more information.
  • Field and Ball Diamonds will be available for permitting on Monday, June 14. Email bookings@aurora.ca for more information.
  • Aurora’s Patio Extension Program is available. Visit aurora.ca/businesssupport to learn more.

Step 1 of the Roadmap to Reopen includes but is not limited to:

  • Outdoor gatherings up to 10 people
  • Outdoor dining up to 4 people per table
  • Outdoor fitness classes, personal training and sports training up to 10 patrons. No games or practices permitted
  • Retail at 25 per cent capacity and discount and big box stores can sell all goods
  • Non-essential retail at 15 per cent capacity and can sell all goods
  • Retail stores in malls closed unless the stores have a street facing entrance
  • Indoor religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals at 15 per cent capacity of the room
  • Outdoor religious services, rites and ceremonies including weddings and funerals are permitted with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres
  • Horse racing, motor speedways without spectators
  • Outdoor pools and wading pools with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres
  • Outdoor zoos, landmarks, historic sites, and botanical gardens with capacity limited to 15 per cent for ticketed area
  • Day camps
  • Campsites, campgrounds and short-term rentals
  • Overnight camping at Ontario Parks

All residents are asked to stay vigilant and follow the reminders from York Region Public Health to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Updates on the status of our municipal operations, cancellations and disruptions will be posted on aurora.ca/covid19 as the situation changes. For information on what is open or closed in Aurora, please visit aurora.ca/reopen.